Thanks for coming to check out this weeks blog, did you think it was going to be all about recycling? Well I am going to shock you, as this week I have something very different for you…..
I have been chatting to the lovely people over at TOR2 and found out that they recently completed a job to make the space over at the Torquay Harbour Office slightly bigger, so this week I am here to tell you all about that!
There was quite a few changes that had to be made so that the office could have more staff in it. I had a chat with the team carrying out the work, and here is just a few of the things they had to do:
- Take out the shelves and put them to one side ready for reuse.
- Remove the electrical trunking dado from the walls and put it to one side ready to be used again.
- Very carefully they had to take down the block work wall that was in there and the dispose of all the debris off the site
Thought that was it? Nope, they carried out even more work…. (There are a few technical parts that took place, they tried explaining it to me, but after a while I just nodded my head like I understood 😛 But don’t worry, I have it all written down so I won’t miss anything out)
- Make good surfaces/scarring after the block work has been removed. Render the section of the void leading to the external elevation.
- Put up a a large external tower scaffold. The external timber louvers are removed and then taken off site to be disposed of. They then had to supply and install a Satin Anodised aluminium window that matched the ones already on site. After that it has to be glazed on the inside and then sealed with a low modulus silicone. (Like I said, technical)
- Remember that dado trunking that was removed at the beginning? Well that has to go back in now along with some data sockets, a grid of light fittings is then laid in to the existing circuit. An electrical test is then carried out once it is finished and it is certificated.
Now that the technical jibberjabber has been done, they were still not finished, there was a few more jobs that needed to be carried out….
- After all the work on the inside was carried out, it was then decorated so that it looked nice again.
- The ceiling also needs to match so a grid and tiles were put in so that they are the same as the rest of the room.
- On the floor some of the chipboard floor was removed, so this was then put back in. They then supplied some ribbed fibre boned carpet tiles to match as close as possible to what was throughout the rest of the room.
I hope you enjoyed this weeks blogs learning all about what went on.
I know it lacked a little of my charm and charisma 🙂 But there was a lot of technical lingo used.
Back again soon.